Berlin starts third onshore sale
Projects need to register by 11 October to take part in 1GW auction
Developers wishing to participate in the next 1GW onshore wind auction in Germany will need to register projects by 11 October.
Grid regulator BNetzA has set a 2 November bid deadline for the third sale, extended by one day from the official date because of a public holiday on 1 November in North Rhine-Westphalia where the organisation is based.
The privileges for citizens’ cooperatives will remain in place for the auction, but will be scrapped for the first two auctions in 2018.
Grid bottlenecks mean that the capacity availability in the north of Germany is limited to 430.55MW, including 108.55MW not awarded in the last auction round.
The bid price is capped at €70 per megawatt hour.
Two auctions with a combined 1.8GW capacity were held earlier this year, replacing a previous feed-in tariff-based support system.